SiegfriedRoy
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October 2nd, 2014 at 3:47:05 AM permalink
Hello all

This month, I am going to Vegas with some coworkers for a low-rolling weekend. We will also have a Vegas noob who wants to learn how to play blackjack. I already know his gambling budget, and I don't think $100 at a $5/$10 min table will last him. I heard the Riviera has $1 live blackjack tables. I know it pays 6/5 for blackjack, but for the sake of entertaining a Vegas virgin, I am down for the cause to go there and play $1 blackjack and knock a few beers back. The question is...has anyone played at that table? If so, can you give me some insight? Is it worth a $10 cab ride from our hotel? How do they pay blackjack on a $1 bet? Do they just give you two dimes, or did they specifically make a $0.20 chip? Any info will be much appreciated!
Boz
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October 2nd, 2014 at 4:28:24 AM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

Hello all

This month, I am going to Vegas with some coworkers for a low-rolling weekend. We will also have a Vegas noob who wants to learn how to play blackjack. I already know his gambling budget, and I don't think $100 at a $5/$10 min table will last him. I heard the Riviera has $1 live blackjack tables. I know it pays 6/5 for blackjack, but for the sake of entertaining a Vegas virgin, I am down for the cause to go there and play $1 blackjack and knock a few beers back. The question is...has anyone played at that table? If so, can you give me some insight? Is it worth a $10 cab ride from our hotel? How do they pay blackjack on a $1 bet? Do they just give you two dimes, or did they specifically make a $0.20 chip? Any info will be much appreciated!



You will enjoy playing there. Have fun.
DJTeddyBear
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October 2nd, 2014 at 6:12:23 AM permalink
I don't know about the Riv, but a few years back I played at the $1 BJ table at Sahara. There, BJ payed EVEN MONEY!

Part of why I played it was for the entertainment value created when I would split tens or double down on a BJ. The shocked responses from the other players was well worth the buck. :)
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Dieter
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October 2nd, 2014 at 6:17:44 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I would split tens or double down on a BJ. The shocked responses from the other players was well worth the buck. :)



If blackjack is 1:1, doubling is probably the right play in some cases.
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Romes
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October 2nd, 2014 at 6:26:37 AM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

Hello all

This month, I am going to Vegas with some coworkers for a low-rolling weekend. We will also have a Vegas noob who wants to learn how to play blackjack. I already know his gambling budget, and I don't think $100 at a $5/$10 min table will last him. I heard the Riviera has $1 live blackjack tables. I know it pays 6/5 for blackjack, but for the sake of entertaining a Vegas virgin, I am down for the cause to go there and play $1 blackjack and knock a few beers back. The question is...has anyone played at that table? If so, can you give me some insight? Is it worth a $10 cab ride from our hotel? How do they pay blackjack on a $1 bet? Do they just give you two dimes, or did they specifically make a $0.20 chip? Any info will be much appreciated!


I was just recently there. There was I think one 3/2 table, but it was $10. There was several $1 single deck games. If you're interested in a decent game all you have to do is check across the street though ;). I'd be interested in seeing how they pay blackjack as well. I've been places before where they did have a $0.20 chip. On your last day though, you must play the 6/5 single deck $1 game and spread $1 - $100, on principal =P.
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October 2nd, 2014 at 6:33:02 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

If blackjack is 1:1, doubling is probably the right play in some cases.



I believe the 6:5 payout is for bets of $5 or higher.
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SiegfriedRoy
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October 2nd, 2014 at 7:51:33 AM permalink
Splitting 10s ha! Sounds fun when you are wagering only a dollar. I don't know if I have the balls to split 10s, but I will definitely just hit on AAs, and stay with 88s against the dealer's 6. Is doubling down on BJ really the statistically right thing to do if they pay 1:1 for blackjack?
OzzyOsbourne
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October 2nd, 2014 at 8:24:52 AM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

Splitting 10s ha! Sounds fun when you are wagering only a dollar. I don't know if I have the balls to split 10s, but I will definitely just hit on AAs, and stay with 88s against the dealer's 6. Is doubling down on BJ really the statistically right thing to do if they pay 1:1 for blackjack?



No, doubling a BJ would not be the right play. Also splitting 10s against a 6 is actually not that bad of play mathematically, staying with 88 against a 6 would be much worse EV wise. I would guess that doubling a BJ is also not as bad as staying with 88 against a 6.
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